Wellness and lactation rooms
Private areas for employees to rest and for new mothers
King County supports you at work by providing private wellness and lactation rooms in some worksites. The primary purpose of these rooms is to accommodate lactating mothers, according to King County’s Lactation Accommodation Policy. Some rooms may also be used by employees for resting and other wellness purposes.
|Building||Room #/Floor||Purpose||Privacy||Access and other notes||Contact|
|Administration Building||Fifth floor, near women’s restroom
|Shared purpose, wellness and lactation room
|Private room, single user at a time
Room contains two recliners, power outlet and adjustable lights. A restroom is nearby. To reserve the room, create a New Meeting in Outlook, and invite Admin Bldg Wellness Room as a required attendee.
|Chinook Building||Eighth floor||Shared purpose, wellness and lactation room||
Two spaces for pumping that are made private by full length curtains
Two cots with no curtains
Check in at the reception desk in the Chinook lobby for one-time access to the eighth floor
For regular access, contact Heidi Williams
The room includes a sink and a small refrigerator
Heidi Williams, Office Manager for Performance, Strategy, and Budget (PSB)
|Tenth floor||Lactation room||Private room, solely for pumping||
Has pump in the room
Sink and refrigerator in staff lunchroom next door
Contacts can give access to Outlook calendar
|Mara Andrus, Nutritionist Consultant or Ginny Socha, Administrative Specialist|
|Eleventh floor||Shared purpose, wellness and lactation room||Private room for pumping and phone use||Contact can give access to Outlook calendar||Della Morris, Administrator|
|Thirteenth floor||Lactation room||Private room with a lock, a desk, chair and phone||
Has pump in the room
No sink in the room, but washroom and kitchen are nearby
|Cynthia Cummings, Administrative Specialist or Kay Kongsy, Administrative Specialist
|Elections||Three rooms available: One on first floor and two on the second floor (North Quiet and South Quiet room)||Shared purpose||Private room, single user at a time||
No sink nearby except those in restrooms
Employees check in at the front desk for access
|HR staff at Elections|
|King Street Center||
Lactation room: Eighth floor
Wellness room: First floor near the activity center
Lactation room is only used by nursing mothers
Wellness room is used by anyone who needs a quiet space
The lactation room is a shared space
The wellness room is for a single user at a time
King Street Center employees: Contact your human resources staff for access
Visitors to the building: Visit the Security Desk in the lobby for access
Wellness room: First come, first served
|Contact your human resources staff|
|MRJC, DAJD employees||Across from the Community Room in secured staff area||Lactation room only||Private room, single user at a time||
Contact DAJD staff for access
There is no sink nearby
|Sgt. David Richardson|
Lactation rooms are private, secure, accommodating and reasonably close to the employee’s work area. When possible they’re located near a sink with hot water and soap (for hand washing and cleaning of equipment) and a refrigerator for storage of expressed breast milk.
Employees in work locations that do not have a designated lactation room should arrange with their supervisor and Human Resources Manager to identify a location to be used as a lactation room.
- La Leche League Helpline - offers phone support 24 hours a day. Callers have access to the most current breastfeeding information, support from a helpline volunteer who is an accredited La Leche League Leader, and local in person support groups. For more information, call 206-522-1336.
- The National Breastfeeding Hotline - Speak with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish. They’re available Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 3 PM PST. For more information, call 1-800-994-9662.
- Nurturing Expressions offers in-home lactation support or private appointments at their office. All appointments include a complete breastfeeding assessment. Insurance billing available. For more information, call 206-763-2733.
- Explore phone apps such as Glow Nurture, which provides daily health tips and postpartum support or Baby Nursing - Breastfeeding Tracker, an easy to use app that helps you track your baby’s nursing progress, growth and more.
- Your healthcare benefits may cover breastfeeding-related resources and services, such as a breast pump.For specific information, contact your health plan or Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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